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Horse Riding Trails Petaluma CA

Local resource for horse riding trails in Petaluma. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to horse trails, as well as advice and content on horseback riding, horse training, hiking, and nature trails.

Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley
(707) 938-2600
21707 8th Street East
Sonoma, CA
 
Biagi Bros.,Inc.
(707) 251-9990
787 Airpark Rd
Napa, CA
 
Vivian Russell
(707) 525-0550
1967 Evelyn Dr
Santa Rosa, CA
Agency
Vivian V. Russell Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-Southeast Asia, Central America, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands-Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Antiques, Art & Culture / Music, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Educational, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Reunions, Ski / WinterSports, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.vivtravel.com

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LAdventure Tour
(323) 485-2025
1859 Winona Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
 
OnTheGo, Inc.
(925) 210-1290
4000 Executive Pkwy., Ste. 230
San Ramon, CA
 
GOt-U-There Tours
(707) 546-4124
P.O. Box 7819
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Napa Valley Wine Train
(707) 253-2111
1275 McKinstry St.
Napa, CA
 
Just Dreaming Yacht
(888) 736-2628
1781 Union St.
San Francisco, CA
 
Solano Napa Commuter Information
(707) 427-5100
One Harbor Center,Ste #130
Suisun City, CA
 
Alegro Private Tours
(415) 668-1864
3145 Geary Blvd., Ste. 22
San Francisco, CA
 
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Living Springs Ranch

The ranch horses are, in fact, a part of Moyer Ministries Inc., and play important roles in the outreach programs Ronnie and Becky Moyer use to positively influence people of all ages. In addition to horsemanship and rodeo Bible camps, the couple's active music ministry involves them with many organizations, such as the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys.

Ranch facilities include a large multipurpose building with kitchen, baths and attached indoor round pen, a small bunkhouse (campers are welcome), practice bucking and roping machines, barn, outdoor arena and corrals. In addition to trail rides and riding instruction, Living Springs also offers team sports, such as volleyball and softball, and campfire entertainment.

Riding activities regularly scheduled throughout the year include: Wrangler's Weekend: basic horsemanship skills for third- through sixth-grade students or for those in sixth through 12th grades.

Colt-Starting Clinic: basic instructional skills taught from the horse's point of view for sixth- through 12th-grade students, with student-parent weekends also available.

Ranch Retreat: ranch riding, roping, and working stock for sixth- through 12th-grade students and their parents.

Rodeo Bible Camp: basic instruction in barrel racing, pole bending, goat tying, rough-stock events and breakaway, calf and team roping with emphasis on safe equipment and riding techniques; for students in sixth through 12th grades.

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The Beauty of Weekday Trail Riding

I camp Sunday through Thursday night, or possibly Friday morning so I can enjoy the beauty and solitude of the trails, clean facilities and my horse's quiet mind, because he's not distracted by other horses. The whole park becomes a private enclave.

Here are a few tips for weekday trail riding.

  • Call before you haul to make sure the facilities are open. Some camps are closed to overnight visitors on Sunday and/or Monday nights.

  • Make a reservation, if necessary.

  • Tell someone exactly where you're going. Leave them a map with the location marked, and provide camp/park contact numbers.

  • If possible, arrive late Sunday afternoon. Often riders leaving camp will share any unusual circumstances of which to be aware.

  • Choose a campsite near the park's entry. It's easier to navigate your rig from that area, and emergency vehicles can find you.

  • Make an emergency contact card from a brightly colored 5-by-7-inch file card. On it, list the date, time and area you'll be riding and your cell-phone number. Update the card every time you leave camp.

  • Secure a cell phone to someone's body, not a saddle.

  • Pack saddlebags with appropriate items: a compass, temporary horseshoe, sunscreen, insect repellant, a multipurpose tool, collapsible water bucket, first-aid kit, food and water.

  • Plan your turnaround point, so you can return to camp before dark.

  • Practice zero-impact camping and trail riding...
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